Colavita, leading Italian foods importer, plans to outsource 3rd-party logistics to Boxed

Edison-based Italian specialty food manufacturer Colavita said it will outsource its third-party logistics to Boxed, using its flagship, fully automated fulfillment center in Union.

The deal will solidify Colavita’s e-commerce distribution in the continental U.S.

Boxed is an e-commerce grocery platform that sells bulk consumables and licenses its e-commerce software to enterprise retailers.

Colavita is family-owned and -operated since 1938 and present in over 80 countries worldwide. In the major U.S. market, Colavita distributes to retail grocery store chains, specialty food stores and wholesale suppliers, as well as restaurants, caterers and other foodservice operators.

“Our relationship with Boxed as a vendor has always been strong. We are beyond excited to expand that synergy to include their supply chain and fulfillment expertise,” said Giovanni Colavita, CEO of Colavita USA.